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Diabetic man seeks more than $1 million after Thera-Gesic cream allegedly burned feet

Philip Gonzales Sep. 4, 2017, 7:33am

HOUSTON – A Harris County man claims that a pain relieving cream caused severe burns on his feet.

Lady Marie Inc., individuals named in suit by seaman who claims negligence caused eye injury

Philip Gonzales Aug. 24, 2017, 6:30am

BEAUMONT – A Jones Act seaman is seeking more than $1 million in damages after his eye was injured while working.

Worker blames employer, scaffold provider for injuries

Philip Gonzales Jul. 10, 2017, 2:52pm

GALVESTON — A Harris County man is suing his employer and a scaffold provider, alleging their negligence caused injuries.

Galveston County couple alleges insurer, adjuster breached policy

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 12, 2017, 2:28pm

GALVESTON — A Galveston County couple is suing an insurer and adjuster, alleging breach of a property insurance policy.

Son blames coffee plant owner for father's death

Philip Gonzales Apr. 26, 2017, 2:45pm

HOUSTON — A Harris County man is suing a Houston coffee plant owner, alleging its negligence caused the death of the plaintiff's father.

August trial set in suit alleging Mostyn caused wreck while racing his Ferrari

David Yates Nov. 28, 2016, 4:36pm

HOUSTON – A trial date has been set in an automobile collision suit brought against Mega attorney Steve Mostyn, who allegedly caused an automobile collision while racing a Camaro in his Ferrari.

Mostyn now claims another vehicle tried to goad him into racing when he wrecked his Ferrari; Williams Kherkher brought in

David Yates Oct. 4, 2016, 11:35am

HOUSTON – Mega attorney Steve Mostyn now says he wasn’t racing another vehicle in his Ferrari when he caused a wreck, but was actually attempting to avoid a collision with an unknown driver in a Camaro who allegedly tried to “provoke” him into racing.

Simon Greenstone’s playground retort

The SE Texas Record Nov. 23, 2015, 10:09am

“That's what you are, but what am I?” You might expect a lame remark like that to be employed as a retort by an underage antagonist on an elementary school playground or a superannuated adolescent in a Pee Wee Herman movie, but not as a comeback from mature counsel in a courtroom.

Texas SC shuts down asbestos firms’ bid to push cases through silica MDL

David Yates Mar. 10, 2015, 12:25pm

Lawyers for Provost Umphrey and other asbestos firms might see their case loads lightened very soon, as justices shut down a direct appeal to the Texas Supreme Court on Friday, clearing the way for potentially thousands of asbestos cases to be tossed out.

***FOR PRINT** Texas firm at center of asbestos fraud case seeks summary judgment

Jessica M. Karmasek Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — A Houston firm alleged to have made inconsistent claims about the origin of a client’s mesothelioma is now asking a U.S. bankruptcy court to enter a summary judgment in its favor.

Garlock: Asbestos claimants committee obstructing fraud case against Houston lawyers

John O'Brien Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Garlock Sealing Technologies, as it pursues a fraud case against asbestos attorneys, has harsh words for a group representing those with claims against the company.

MDL judge ready to dismiss asbestos cases without mandated medical reports; Attorneys say law is unconstitutional

Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 29, 2014, 11:24am

A Texas judge is ready to dismiss more than a 1,000 asbestos and silica cases for failing to have medical reports filed by a Sept. 1 deadline, but the plaintiffs’ attorneys say that deadline is unconstitutional. 

Texas trial lawyers open checkbooks for Braley’s Senate run

David Yates Apr. 21, 2014, 3:37pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – It seems U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley’s past remarks warning that a “farmer” could be the next chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee reached the ears of Texas trial lawyers.

Our View: Garlock turns the tables on predatory asbestos firms

The SE Texas Record Jan. 21, 2014, 6:55am

Search Youtube or Google Images for “predator becomes prey” and you’ll find incredible but real examples of the tables being turned by intended victims: bunnies getting the best of snakes, house cats intimidating alligators, octopi engulfing sharks, wild boar goring leopards, etc. 

Texas asbestos firms among 5 sued by Garlock a day before judge condemned lawyers’ actions

John O'Brien Jan. 14, 2014, 10:52am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Garlock Sealing Technologies, the company that successfully argued asbestos attorneys were gaming the compensation system, has filed four lawsuits against law firms.

Judge: Asbestos attorneys made ‘startling’ misrepresentations while pursuing claims

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 14, 2014, 8:34am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A federal bankruptcy judge ruled Friday that asbestos attorneys have been withholding evidence while pursuing claims against Garlock Sealing Technologies and has ordered the company’s bankruptcy trust to be much smaller than the $1 billion-plus figure for which the attorneys argued. 

Family sues oil companies claiming asbestos exposure led to man's death

Kelly Holleran Feb. 25, 2013, 6:08pm

The wife and children of a deceased man are suing three major oil companies, claiming the man's death from lung cancer was caused by his exposure to asbestos at a local refinery.

Facts, facts, who’s got the facts?

The SE Texas Record Feb. 5, 2013, 11:02am

“I was so unhappy with the way that some people refused to accept the facts,” Hillary Clinton confided in an interview with The Associated Press last week.

Texas firm at center of asbestos fraud case seeks summary judgment

Jessica M. Karmasek Jan. 28, 2013, 4:30pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — A Houston firm alleged to have made inconsistent claims about the origin of a client’s mesothelioma is now asking a U.S. bankruptcy court to enter a summary judgment in its favor.

Asbestos suit blames 8 companies for man’s death

David Yates Oct. 3, 2012, 2:23pm

On behalf of the late Kenneth Gatlin, Carol Gatlin has filed an asbestos suit against eight companies, blaming the defendants for the man’s death.